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82. Vaccinium dendrocharis Handel-Mazzetti, Anz. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 62: 132. 1925.

树生越桔 shu sheng yue ju

Shrubs evergreen, usually epiphytic, 0.3–1(–2.6) m tall, many branched. Twigs angled, densely grayish brown pubescent, glabrescent. Leaves dense; petiole 1–2 mm, pubescent; leaf blade obovate or spatulate, 1–2.2 cm × 4–9 mm, leathery, glabrous or pubescent, secondary veins 2–4 pairs, ascending, raised abaxially, slightly impressed adaxially, or inconspicuous, base cuneate, margin cartilaginous, slightly revolute, entire, with 1 basal gland per side, apex rounded, retuse. Inflorescences terminal, racemose, pubescent or subglabrous, 1–3 cm; bracts caducous or persistent, obovate-elliptic, 6–9 mm, to 1.1–1.6 cm and leaflike at fruiting. Pedicel ca. 3 mm, glabrous; bracteoles lanceolate, 4–5 mm, caducous or persistent and enlarged in fruit. Hypanthium 0.8–1 mm, glabrous; calyx lobes broadly triangular, 0.5–1 mm, densely ciliate or glabrous. Corolla white or pinkish, urceolate, ca. 4.5 mm, glabrous; lobes erect, ca. 0.5 mm. Filaments ca. 1 mm; anthers ca. 2.5 mm, with 2 erect spurs; tubules ca. as long as thecae. Berry 10-pseudoloculed, dark purple, 5–8 mm in diam. Fl. May–Jul, fr. Jul–Oct.

Evergreen forests, Abies or Tsuga forests, mossy Rhododendron forests, usually epiphytic on trees, rocks; 2300–3500(–3800) m. SE Xizang, W Yunnan [Myanmar].


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